Recommendation for Ronald Carpenter's D.F.M.

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Title

Recommendation for Ronald Carpenter's D.F.M.

Description

Has recommendation from his Squadron Commander, his Station Commander and the No 4 Group Air Officer Commanding. Was gazetted on 14 September 1943.

Date

1943-07-09

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Format

One typewritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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MCarpenterRB149832-201102-03

Transcription

[underlined] RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HONOURS AND AWARDS. [/underlined]
[underlined] “NON - IMMEDIATE” [/underlined]
[underlined] SECRET [/underlined]
[ink stamp]
Christian Names:- RONALD BERTRAM. — Surname:- CARPENTER. — Rank:- SERGEANT. — Official No:- 1291451. — Command or Group:- NO. 4 GROUP. — Unit:- NO. 10 SQUADRON.
Total hours flown on operations…… 157
Number of sorties carried out…… 27
Recognition for which recommended…… D.F.M.
Appointment held…… AIR BOMBER.
[underlined] PARTICULARS OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE FOR WHICH THE RECOMMENDATION IS MADE. [/underlined]
Sergeant Carpenter was posted to No. 10 Squadron in July, 1942, and has now completed 27 sorties comprising 157 operational hours.
He is a member of an outstanding crew, and is a first class Air Bomber. On one occasion the aircraft on which he was flying developed engine trouble over the sea, and although flying on three engines the target was successfully bombed. His aircraft has been damaged by flak on many occasions and during an attack on Kiel when the Flight Engineer was badly wounded, Sergeant Carpenter rendered first aid.
He has throughout his tour shown himself to possess the ideal temperament for operations and his extraordinary qualities of cheerful confidence have many times proved invaluable whilst under fire over the target. His inspiring morale alone has made him a very valuable and appreciated member of the Squadron and it would give me great pleasure to have him receive a well earned Distinguished Flying Medal.
[signature]
Squadron Leader, Commanding
[underlined] No. 10 Squadron. R.A.F. [/underlined]
9th July, 1943.
[underlined] REMARKS BY STATION COMMANDER. [/underlined]
This N.C.O., had displayed outstanding ability as an Air Bomber and has inspired great confidence in members of his crew. He possesses coolness and has always shown exceptional fearlessness in the face of danger. I recommend that his good work be recognised by the award of the Distinguished Fly-ing Medal.
[signature]
Wing Commander, Commanding
[underlined] R.A.F. Station, Melbourne. [/underlined]
17th July, 1943.
[underlined] REMARKS BY AIR OFFICER COMMANDING. [/underlined]
This Air Bomber, now completing his first operational tour, has at all times shown skill and courage on operations and I strongly recommend the award of the D.F.M.
[signature]
Air Vice Marshall,
Air Officer Commanding,
[underlined] No. 4 Group, R.A.F. [/underlined]
30th July, 1943.

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Citation

O.C. 10 Squadron, “Recommendation for Ronald Carpenter's D.F.M.,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30947.

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